Water Kefir day

by Lori and Michelle on October 22, 2009

Good evening everyone,

How is life? Good I hope.

Michelle and I enjoyed our wine last night, and struggled managed to get to work early this morning. First thing on the to-do list was finish are water kefir. It was ready to be drank!

KEFIR 101 with the twins (with some help from friends! )

You can let your water kefir sit for 24 hours though we let ours go for 48 hours. Once you hit the fermentation time you desire all you have to do is drain the water to separate out the water kefir grains (which are used again and again to make more).

Preparing water kefir:

We found different ways of fermenting it but here is what we did:

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • 1 slice of fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cups grains (we just used the whole bag that we received, so it was about 1/2 cup)

We purchased our water kefir grains from Dawn at Happy, healthy, balance!

First let the sugar dissolve in the water (we slightly warmed some of the water to help). Then add the grains and fruit.  Cover and set aside to ferment.

Draining water kefir:

Grab a large cup or bowl and a strainer. Pour the fermented water kefir through the strainer and that is it! You can now enjoy your fermented water. (We used ginger and raisins for flavor in ours)

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** Remember to keep the grains because you can start another round right away.

IMG_0821Look at how plump the raisins got…. amazing :) They look kind of funny.

Time to enjoy our breakfast : water kefir

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We saved our grains and decided to try making coconut kefir. Now typically you use milk based grains though we don’t do milk (dairy) so we are trying it with the water kefir grains. We will see how it turns out. We look at our friends Averie and Anthony, who have made coconut kefir before and both had great results.  We are pumped!

We hope to enjoy this tomorrow, hummm what will add to it??  So many options…

Till next time,

Lori and Michelle

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 22, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I can’t wait to hear the results, thanks for the shout girlies :)

And for the compliment on my hair on my blog. It actually looks way more blonde in the pics than it really is, it’s just a little bump up but makes you feel so happy inside being all bright n blond :)

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shannonmarie October 23, 2009 at 3:12 am

I’ve never seen water kefir before. Very interesting.

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gina November 1, 2009 at 11:14 am

I really LOVE your blog, I read it alot! Thank You so much!

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Jake March 2, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Hey,

How does this taste? can i mix with fruit juice? also between cocnut kefir, water kefir and the yogurt kefir, which is healthiest?

Thanks

Jake

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Pure2 March 3, 2010 at 5:09 am

Yes Jake you can mix in fruit juice once it is done. In terms of the healthiest, they are great for you because they each provide different types of bacteria. The kefirs are easier to make than the yogurt, so we recommend starting with those. Anything fermented is a great addition to anyone’s diet. Start small and see how you body likes it. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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